Fireworks spectacular for Glasgow boaters

Art, music, fireworks and water

Huge crowds descended on Firhill Basin in Glasgow at the weekend to see a world premiere art installation take to the water on the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Artist Graeme Gilmour unveiled his six huge illuminated lanterns as the finale to a day long canal celebration, Illuminating Links, which included water based activities, fireworks display and a torchlight parade led by local primary school pupils.

Children were encouraged to identify six buildings which are important to the communities around the canal. The buildings were then transformed into 5 metre x 2.5 metre floating lanterns by artist Graeme.

The six buildings included The Armadillo; Ruchill Hospital; Ruchill Parish Church Tearooms; Mausoleum, Sighthill Cemetery; Our Lady of the Assumption Church and Keppoch Campus School.

It is hoped the free event will become a regular feature for years to come.